Utah Jazz: Jazz rookie Trey Burke invited to participate in NBA Skills Challenge during All-Star weekend
The dunk teams include Lillard, Barnes and Kings rookie Ben McLemore for the West and Ross, Paul George and John Wall for the East.
“I got beat by Terrence Ross,” Evans said. “So I’m going to keep my eyes on him, check him out.”
FUTURE DUNKER?: Burke had a somewhat surprising response when jokingly asked if he hoped to follow in Lillard’s high-flying footsteps and participate in the dunk contest.
“Hopefully,” he said. “When I get used to this NBA schedule.”
Burke said he lacks the lift he had at Michigan, something he’s trying to get back through stretching and simple perseverance.
“Last year in college, I felt like I had so much more legs,” Burke said. “Right now, I feel like I don’t even have legs.”
MISUNDERSTOOD: New Jazz forward Malcolm Thomas puzzled some Jazz fans Friday afternoon when he tweeted, “Well I guess the search continues ” He left some wondering if he’d been cut less than two weeks after being claimed off waivers by the Jazz.
Thomas, cut by the Spurs two weeks ago, clarified his tweet before Friday’s game: ”Sorry guys didn't mean to worry you, I couldn't find the shoes I was looking for. Lol”
Those shoes, by the way, were the new LeBron James Nike basketball shoes.
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